SEC power rankings: Week 7

Christopher Walsh/BamaCentral

The gap between Alabama and Georgia and the rest of the SEC is only widening

There was a big shakeup in the Southeastern Conference this past week, with everything between No. 3 and 10 completely changing.

The polls haven’t quite caught up yet as LSU is still ahead of Florida in the AP Top 25 and Auburn is at No. 21 ahead of Mississippi State despite last weekend’s head-to-head meetings.

One result is Missouri is way too low in the power rankings, but the Tigers still lost at South Carolina, driving rainstorm and two lightning delays or not.

As far as No. 1 Alabama is concerned, everything still points to a title-game rematch with Georgia in the SEC Championship Game, and the win against Texas A&M is looking better with each passing week.

Here’s where everyone stands after Week 6:

1] Alabama (6-0 overall, 3-0 SEC): Something no one ever expected to see, Crimson Tide eighth in SEC in rushing defense. Last week: 1

2] Georgia (6-0, 4-0): Might be most balanced team in league as both offense and defense playing well . Last week: 2

3] Texas A&M (4-2, 2-1): Sure Aggies have two losses, but look at who they were against, Clemson and Alabama. Last week: 6

4] Florida (5-1, 3-1): Gators should still be a on a roll heading into the Cocktail Party with Florida on Oct 27. Last week: 7

5] LSU (5-1, 2-1): Tigers desperately need to bounce back against Georgia, or could see a slide. Last week: 3

6] Kentucky (5-1, 3-1): It took overtime at Kyle Field for the Aggies to pull out a win. Could come off bye strong Last week: 5

7] Mississippi State (4-2, 1-2): Bulldogs can spend the bye week working on the offense, which still isn’t doing much. Last week: 10

8] South Carolina (3-2, 2-2): Gamecocks found a way to win against Missouri, but Texas A&M will be a tougher test. Last week: 9

9] Auburn (4-2, 1-2): Tigers are in SEC cellar in rushing offense, averaging 103.7 yards per game. Last week: 4

10] Missouri (3-2, 0-2): Tigers come off bye only to take strange loss at South Carolina. Next up Alabama. Last week: 8

11] Ole Miss (4-2, 0-2): Rebels scored 70 again last week against ULM. Shootout with Arkansas awaits. Last week: 11

12] Vanderbilt (3-3, 0-2):Loss to Georgia started a tough stretch for the Commodores, with Florida and Kentucky next. Last week: 12

13] Tennessee (2-3, 0-2): Coming off bye, don’t be surprised if Volunteers play Auburn tougher than most expect. Last week: 13

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